When young Dorothy and her dog Toto are whisked away from Kansas by a tornado, they embark on a journey of self-discovery. As Dorothy and Toto travel through enchanted lands toward the Emerald City, where they will seek the aid of the great and powerful Wizard of Oz, they are joined by such colorful characters as the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, and the Cowardly Lion, all the while avoiding opponents such as the Wicked Witch of the West. Ultimately, Dorothy learns to rely on herself, and that "There's no place like home."More
Performer John McDonough’s send up of L. Frank Baum’s classic, The Wizard of Oz is as timeless as the story itself. In his husky fireside baritone, McDonough personifies Baum’s colorful cast: wicked witches, downtrodden munchkins, and of course, Dorothy’s lovable gang of misfits. Young listeners will delight in the Scarecrow, in search of a brain, the Tin Woodman, without a heart, and the Cowardly Lion, seeking bravery. Unlike her three companions, however, Dorothy is unable to find help from the wizard in the Emerald City. Dorothy learns that only through the power of self-belief may she reach her goals. McDonough adopts what he calls a "musical point of view", imbuing his characters with an enduring quality that listener’s will want to revisit.
"Oz - where the young stay young, and the old grow young forever." (Ray Bradbury)
"Narrator Flo Gibson has a fine command of nuance and phrasing." (School Library Journal)
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Wrong Narrator Listed!! Great reading!!!
Excited to see Wizard of Oz read by John McDonough
- Rhonda "It's always too soon to write a fair review of a great book when they always keep you thinking. 4 & 5 stars are worth repeat listenings."